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General Dynamics Awarded $12 Million to Lead Development of Airborne Network Node for WIN-T
05/18/10 — Placed aboard an Unmanned Aircraft System, the airborne Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) capability enables continuous communications connectivity in isolated and mountainous regions, and urban environments General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $12.4 million contract modification to the Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 3 contract by the U.S. Army to lead a defense-industry team in the development of a line-of-sight communications payload for Extended Range/Multi-purpose (ER/MP) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Once aboard the UAS, the WIN-T communications payload will use the Highband Networking Waveform (HNW) to serve as a radio repeater while the UAS is in flight.…


GE Aviation and AAI Perform First Trajectory-Based Flight on Unmanned Aircraft System
12/19/09 — Using a GE commercial certified flight management system, AAI’s Shadow unmanned aircraft performs first demonstration flight of UAS operating in the US national airspace. GE Aviation and AAI Corporation, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. Army performed the first “proof of concept” flight demonstrations of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) controlled with a GE Flight Management System (FMS) certified for use in commercial manned aircraft. These flights used the AAI Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System controlled by the GE Aviation FMS as part of the UAS FAA & Industry Team (UFIT) Cooperative Research and Development Agreement…



Northrop Grumman’s Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System Fielded With Automatic Takeoff and Landing System
10/05/09 — Second generation Hunter UAS, the MQ-5B, now equipped with an ATLS, successfully completes its first launch and recovery. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has equipped and fielded its Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) with an Automatic Takeoff and Landing System (ATLS) to the Army’s UAS Training Battalion, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., where…




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